Written by: George Daniel
Our friend George Daniel put together this great video, in which he demonstrates how to tie one of his favorite streamer patterns, the Sculp Snack. Although the pattern looks complex, you’ll see that the tying steps are remarkably easy, and George walks you through them with clear instructions. The Sculp Snack is an effective early-season pattern because it’s heavy, features a big profile, and offers plenty of fish-attracting motion and flash.
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S Stinger Hook, size 4.
Head: Black tungsten cone, medium.
Weight: Lead-free wire, 0.20, 10 wraps.
Thread: Light olive, 6/0 or 70-denier.
Tails: Marabou, light olive over tan.
Flash: Gold Krinkle Mirror Flash, small.
Body: Olive UV Polar Chenille.
Collar: Light olive over tan Laser Dub.
Legs: Barred pumpkin Sili Legs.
Tools: Dubbing brush.
George Daniel operates Livin On The Fly, a guide service in State College, Pennsylvania. He is also the author of Strip-Set: Fly-Fishing Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers, as well as Dynamic Nymphing.